MAP Bicycles

Each MAP bicycle is built from a custom blend of steel tubing from True Temper, Reynolds, Columbus or Kaisei based on a number of factors. Rider weight, intended use, frame size, and ride characteristics all play a role in tubing selection. The individual selection of tubes allows for the best possible ride and is part of what makes each frameset truly custom.

All MAP bicycles are built using lugged construction, are fillet-brazed, or utilize a combination of these methods. Lugs are chosen based on aesthetic preference and design constraints from Henry JamesPacenti Cycle Designs, and Richard Sachs lugs whenever possible. Limited numbers of vintage lug sets are available to compliment more classic bicycle builds.



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Standard features include:

  • Rider chosen seat tube and top tube length, with frame geometry to suit your riding style.
  • Brazed 1″ threaded fork utilizing Kaisei Imperial fork blades and Grand Bois fork crown, with low-rider bosses and generator wire path.
  • Optional accommodation for conectorless Schmidt SL generator hub.
  • Bi-laminate construction, combining elements of fillet-brazing and lug work, for both beauty and design flexibility.
  • Hand fitted racks, fillet-brazed and chrome plated, built to each individual bike with optional detachable low-rider pannier racks.
  • Path in frame for a wired tail light.
  • Internal top tube cable routing.
  • Brazed on chain stay slap guard protector.
  • Seat tube sized for 27.2mm seatpost.
  • 130mm rear end spacing.
  • Optional braze-on for seat tube mounted tail light and frame pump.
  • Optional direct mount centerpull bosses for MAFAC or Dia-Compe brake sets.
  • Show quality wet paint finish in a wide array of colors.
  • Choice of wheels size: 650B x 42 max or 700 x 32 max, with clearance for fenders considered.